First Official ArduSub-Powered Underwater Vehicle: The BlueROV2

We're really excited to announce a new ArduSub/Pixhawk controlled underwater underwater vehicle, the BlueROV2. The 6-thruster vectored configuration, coupled with strong static stability, provides a vehicle that is smooth and stable, yet highly maneuverable. The BlueROV2 provides the capabilities of a high-end mini-ROV at the price of the most basic commercial ROVs. It can reach depths of 100m and is highly expandable for new sensors, payloads, and capabilities.

We've spent the last six months working hard on ArduSub and contributing to QGroundControl to make the ArduPilot platform work well for subsea vehicles. It's come a long way in that time and we think it's got a bright future ahead.

The BlueROV2 comes as a partially-assembled kit (essentially ARF) and it can be completed in 4-8 hours. The setup is very straightforward and almost identical to ArduCopter!

The BlueROV2 is available for reservations with no money down today. Kits will begin shipping in August. Reserve yours today and please share if you know anyone who may be interested!

Reserve one now: BlueROV2 Product Page Link

Thanks for checking it out!

- Rusty @ Blue Robotics

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 21, 2016 at 11:11am

Hi Rusty,

An excellent and informative video for what appears to be an exceptional underwater ROV.

The BlueROV2 is quite an evolution from your initial BlueROV.

Keep up the good work!



Comment by Gary McCray on June 21, 2016 at 11:26am

Amazing work guys,

You have actually produced a full fledged commercial ROV for a price a decimal point or two or three or four less than the competition.

That is no small feat.

And it doesn't even need a hundred foot plus dedicated support ship.

Best Regards,


Comment by Chow on June 21, 2016 at 11:44am

This is amazing. I'm totally on the same page as Gary - the price is unbelievable.

Great job guys.

Comment by RPM on June 21, 2016 at 11:46am

Bravo! I have no use for one but still want it!

Comment by David Boulanger on June 21, 2016 at 12:32pm

Good going Rusty!!


David R. Boulanger

Comment by Grant Morphett on June 21, 2016 at 4:45pm

Great work - its a fantastic looking ROV.

Thanks, Grant.

Comment by Randy on June 21, 2016 at 5:59pm

Looks really good.  I hope to see these popping up in use with all kinds of researchers and marine companies.  Investigating the underside of a boat without having to get a pile of gear on seems like it would be well worth the cost to me.

Comment by Kerleston Pereira on June 21, 2016 at 6:15pm

Nice job buddy

Comment by Chris Jackson on June 21, 2016 at 9:18pm

Awesome, any videos of how it operates? Is it driven via mission planner? 

Comment by Rustom Jehangir on June 21, 2016 at 9:23pm

Thanks everyone! It's great to hear your feedback.

@Chris Jackson - Yes, there is a video in the post. We don't have any more extended videos online right now but we'll be releasing some in the next few weeks. The ROV is driven via QGroundControl using a joystick or gamepad.


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